Hiring for cultural fit in SMEs

Posted · Add Comment

Read my recent article: “Avoid costly hiring mistakes by hiring for cultural fit and not just for skills” published in The Social Press. Anyone can pick up and learn skills fairly quickly. Fit with an organisation’s culture (current or desired) is another matter entirely. Cultural fit is based on the combination of someone’s values, attitudes and […]

The Real Truth About Finding The Right Business Partner for The Long Haul

Posted · Add Comment

In January 2015, I was honoured to be interviewed by Mark Asquith from Excellence Expected for his podcast series “Define Challenge & Conquer! Your Biggest Challenges Solved by the World’s Greatest Business Experts” Successful Business Collaborations: why upfront clarity about your needs and values is so important before entering into business relationships how Unconscious Bias may skew your […]

Proactive career roadmapping pays off

Posted · Add Comment

Not many people I know, proactively manage their careers. Whilst they regularly change jobs internally or externally, or as entrepreneurs set annual goals for turnover or client conversion, they do not actually manage their career. They just keep going on the trajectory they set a long time ago. This is a strategy, however, it is […]

Enhancing your business relationships with NLP

Posted · Add Comment

As consultants and service providers being able to build effective business relationships with a variety of people, e.g. buyers, supplier relationship managers, users, client staff, is crucial for the success of assignments or contracts. How many times do business relationships break down due to repeated misunderstandings or so called ‘cultural’ differences? How many times do […]

Stress – the hidden cost to the bottom line

Posted · Add Comment

Stress in the workplace has increased significantly over the past 20 years in line with a change in the work environment; an environment which is characterised by resource scarcity, information overload, increased workload, tighter deadlines, faster turnaround times and tougher performance requirements for the individual. Stress is estimated to be the biggest cause of absence […]

Is your organisation suffering from Turtle Culture?

Posted · 2 Comments

At the outset, there are high ambitions, big visions, and strong commitment….Projects or programmes are started with enthusiasm, and lots of exciting promises are made to stakeholders…Significant effort, high energy, and motivation is being put into visioning and analysis phases of the project. Then the design and implementation phases approach. All of a sudden steering […]